Nicolas is a Senior Computational Analyst and Software Developer within the Smart Space team at BuroHappold, delivering advanced modelling of people movements and processes to optimise spatial layouts and operational strategies for major sports, cultural, transport, retail, commercial and urban venues.
Prior to joining BuroHappold in 2014, Nicolas obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics and numerical simulation and spent two years in the Mathematics department of University College London, applying his in-depth understanding of modern imaging techniques to develop an innovative stroke detection device.
Since joining BuroHappold, Nicolas has led and executed modelling, crowd surveys and analysis on a variety of projects involving flow of passengers, pedestrians and crowds, and has a particular interest in the research and development of sophisticated modelling tools and emerging technologies for early stage design optioneering, real-time visualisation and predictive modelling.
He has led the development of SmartMove, BuroHappold’s in-house software for real-time simulation of crowd flow, and SmartBuildingAnalyser, a suite of software tools designed to enable interactive and real-time design exploration and optimisation.
Nicolas brings a powerful mix of technical expertise and creativity. His current focus is on the development of highly interactive, platform independent tools to analyse, simulate, optioneer, and optimise design and operational alternatives with an intuitive interface.